Creator

Date Original

1861-1865

Description

This collection contains documents related to E.W. Gantt, including a bond, addresses made by Gantt to the people of Arkansas, a muster roll, a photocopy of a photograph, and a biographical sketch of Gantt.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward W. Gantt (1829-1874) was one of southwest Arkansas' leading politicians in the Civil War era. He pushed for succession in 1860, led Confederate troops in 1861-1862, and then supported the Union from 1864-1865. He promoted radical social, economic, and political change during Reconstruction. He was a leader of the Freedmen’s Bureau and the Radical Republicans in Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.075.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

E.W. Gantt papers, SMC.075.003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

E.W. Gantt papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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